Market Days, Spring Fling, Furry 5K set for Saturday

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comApril 5, 2013 

Uptown's Market Days return, the Spring Fling Carnival continues and the rescheduled Furry 5K will be run Saturday.

Here's a sample of what's going on in the Chattahoochee Valley this weekend:

Uptown's Market Days: Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, local and regional vendors will sell produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork along the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. and 706-596-0111.

Furry 5K: PAWS Humane hosts the inaugural Furry 5K Saturday at Cooper Creek Park. Participants can run or walk with their dogs. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by music, awards and shopping at vendor booths. Day-of-Race registration is $30 and must be completed by 8:30 a.m. or call 706-565-0035.

Spring Fling Carnival: Head to the Columbus Civic Center's grounds for games, food and a carnival midway with rides for adults and children. Admission is free but money is needed for rides and games. Hours are 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Today, rides are free from 11 a.m.-noon and two rides are available for the price of one from noon-2 p.m. It's unlimited rides for $25 from 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday.

Uptown Drum Circle: Bring a chair and a percussion instrument to the Uptown Drum Circle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the stage at the 1100 block of Broadway. Watch drum and belly dancing demonstrations, talk with local artists and learn about the Junk Fest Bazaar, adjacent to the Drum Circle. Arrive early to borrow a drum.

Pasaquan: The site created by Eddie Owens Martin, also known as St. EOM, will be open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. The complex consists of six buildings, all interconnected by a series of painted masonry walls, colorful concrete sculptures, and an assortment of landscape elements and plantings. Cameras and picnic baskets are welcome. Admission is $5 per person. Children 6 and younger are free. The site is near Buena Vista, Ga. For directions, visit It will be open the first Saturday of each month through November.

"Center for Culture:" The Bradley Property and the Olmsted Gardens: The exhibit opens at the Columbus Museum Sunday. The exhibit will provide a history of the museum and its grounds and explain their roles in the cultural history of the city of Columbus. Admission is free. The museum is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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